Baked Zucchini Bites

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These Baked Zucchini Bites are a go-to appetizer for any occasion, and Mother’s Day is quickly approaching! Hint, hint… All ingredients are combined at once, making it super easy and quick to prepare. Even better, they can be made ahead and frozen!

This recipe has been in the family for decades. I made a few tweaks along the way but overall why mess with a good thing. Plus, it’s truly a breeze to whip up. One bowl, one spatula, one baking dish. Done.

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Making Baked Zucchini Bites

Heck, you can even chop your veggies the day before to slash the day-of prep time. Using a handheld mandoline to slice the zucchini is a major time-saver even if you’re proficient with a knife.

Zucchini Sliced with a Mandoline

Just a handful of herbs and spices give the dish just the right amount of pizzazz. Cajun seasoning adds a subtle kick, and marjoram lends a grassy, lemony flavor that’s sweeter than oregano.

Fresh parsley, garlic powder and salt also play a role. You can always add some ham, bacon or your favorite sausage as well if keeping things vegetarian isn’t a priority.

Baked Zucchini Bite Herbs and Spices

Once your mixture is all combined and happy, it’s simply spread into a casserole dish to bake off. The filling becomes puffy and light, with a golden crust, while the vegetables stay firm yet tender.

Goldilocks results, just right. 🙂

Zucchini, Onion, and Bell Pepper combined with Spices, Eggs and Bisquick Ready to Bake

In the last five minutes of baking, you can always sprinkle on a little more parm to enhance the crusty top. When cool enough to handle, we like to cut them into smaller pieces for appetizers, or carve out larger portions for a tasty side dish.

This is such a great accompaniment to holiday buffets throughout the year, and great to have on hand for unplanned get togethers. Enjoy!

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Baked Zucchini Bites

These make-ahead Baked Zucchini Bites are so easy and fresh parsley, marjoram and Cajun seasoning take this versatile veg to a new level.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword appetizer, brunch recipe, freezer friendly, healthy snack, zucchini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 40 triangles or squares
Author Kim Peterson

Ingredients

  • 4 cups zucchini, ¼-inch half-moon slices
  • 1 cup Bisquick mix
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, slightly beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9 casserole dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with a spatula until well combined.
  • Spread mixture into prepared dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges and set in the center.
  • Let cool 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Notes

*This flavorful finger-food is freezer-friendly! After cutting into squares and letting cool completely, set them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet to freeze. When frozen, place in a freezer bag up to 2 months. Bake frozen at 375°F for 12-15 minutes, less time if thawed.

*Republished post with updated photos.

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3 Comments

  1. I saw this on IG Kim. I have so many zucchini right now, I need all the help I can get! Gonna try this this week. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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